Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 08, 2020

LOT 359


CHF 10,000 - 20,000

HKD 80,000 - 160,000 / USD 10,000 - 20,000

Sold: CHF 75,000

Extremely fine and rare, large, 18K gold and painted on enamel, musical watch with concealed erotic automaton scene, activated with the music on demand by pressing the pendant.
Fixed gold and finely painted on enamel cuvette with an automaton scene of a gentleman and a boy with a lady in a tent.

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*-8


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Slightly scratched

Dial: 3-24-01


Slightly chipped

HANDS Original

Brand Isaac Daniel Piguet, Geneve

Year Circa 1800

Movement No. 84

Case No. 84

Caliber 22,5’’’, gilt brass full plate, cylindrical pillars, fusee and chain for the going train, verge escapement, plain three-arm brass balance, the automatons movement driven by a pinned barrel playing on eight blued-steel tuned teeth, six-wheel train, the extension of the arbor of the second wheel carries the automatons.

Dimensions 57 mm

Signature Movement ring scratched on outside Isaac Del Piguet, a Geneve 34’


Isaac Daniel Piguet Born in 1775 in Le Chenit, Isaac Daniel Piguet married Jeanne Françoise Capt around 1795, and around 1800 settled in Geneva with his family. Piguet was associated with his brother-in-law Henry Daniel Capt, from 1802 to 1811, and with Philippe Samuel Meylan from 1811 to 1828. Piguet and his son David Auguste established the company ‘’Piguet père & fils’’ at no. 69 rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Piguet died in Geneva, on January 20, 1841, at the age of 66.